Around NYC Today (9/5) Comedians You Should Know, Big Bliss, Weekly Humorist


Accordions Around the World, Bryant Park, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Join this weekly series featuring accordionists as well as bandoneon, bayan, concertina, and harmonium-players of different musical genres. Hear music from all over the world to experience the wide range of this often overlooked and little-known instrument. Free.

Herald Square Reading Room, Herald Square, 10am – 5:30pm

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator for recommendations. Free.



Stern (Missive: Sister Ships album release), Hunter Hunt Hendrix, Chain Gang Grave, Unnatural Ways, Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Boonys, Gary Lazer Eyes, Granata, Nikola, Pianos, 158 Ludlow St – LES, 7pm, $8.

Big Bliss, Proud Parents, Powersnap, The Wants, Union Pool, 484 Union Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Roy Eaton, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.



Comedians You Should Know w/ Brian Parise (This Week Tonight), Liza Treyger (Netflix), Mike Feeney (Fox’s Laughs), Calise Hawkins (The Tonight Show), Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing), Hosted by Jeff Steinbrunner, The Gutter, 200 North 14th St – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

Weekly Humorist w/ Ashley Gavin, Tom McCaffrey, SallyAnn Hall, Doug Smith, Jason Kanter, Abby Rosenquist, 110 Wall St, Mailroom Bar – Lower Manhattan, 8pm, $0 – $10.

Thick Wit Comedy w/ Amy Shanker, Dan Harumi, Daniel Webb, Jay Jurden, Liz Barrett, Lizzie Martinez, Michael Rowland, Steven Rogers, The Way Station, 683 Washington Ave – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.



A Wrinkle in Time, Sheltering Arms Playground – Harlem, 7:30pm, Free.

The Lego Batman Movie, St. Nicholas Playground South – Harlem, 7:30pm, Free.

Black Panther, Lot 45 Bushwick, 411 Troutman St – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Dec. 31, 7am – 7pm, Free.

Free Yoga at Washington Square Park, Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, Every Wednesday and Thursday until Sept. 12, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

Tai Chi, Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace – Washington Heights, Every Wednesday until Oct. 17, 6pm – 7pm, Free.

Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun, The Plaza at 66th Street in Riverside Park South – UWS, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

HIIT with lululemon, Hudson River Park’s Pier 25, North Moore St. and West St, Every Wednesday until Sept. 12, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Fitness Boot Camp, Hudson Park Fountains in Hudson Park, Between West 34th and West 35th Streets and 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue – Hudson Yards, Every Wednesday until Sept. 26, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.


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Around NYC Today (1/10) Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, Shanghai Film Week


Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Frank Conniff (TV’s Frank on Mystery Science Theater 3000) hosts a variety/stand-up show in the guise of a fake kid’s show. Frank hosts the show in character as Moodsy, the Clinically Depressed Owl, and shows a bunch of weird and crappy old cartoons between stand-up, music and sketches. $8.



House of Vogue w/ Mike Q and Quest?onmarc, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Ceramic Animal, Shining Mirrors, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

The Good Few, Dionysia, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Geezer, The Hazytones, Sun Voyager, Trip, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Sister Thieves, The Kingdøm øv GØD?, Lenin Boys, Henry Black, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

James A.M. Downes, Peter Wise, James Parenti, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Invisible Candy, Marzipan, Watergate, American Darlings, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Human People, Washer, Water From Your Eyes, Beeyotch, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Zzzwalk, New Rose, Brendan Sullivan, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.



Thick Wit Comedy w/ Wendi Starling (Fuse TV), LeClerc Andre (The Stand), Emily Winter (TV Land), Peter Revello (New York Comedy Club), Connor Creagan (WikiFreakz Podcast), The Way Station – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show w/ Doug Key (MTV), Ethan Simmons Patterson (Green Gravel Comedy Festival), Sean Donnelly (Letterman, Conan), Calvin Evans (Comedy Central, in from Chicago), Aimee Rose Ranger (Women in Comedy Festival), Hosted by Chanel Ali (SeeSo), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know w/ Kate Willet (Comedy Central), Sam Jay (SNL), Matt Ruby (Comedy Cellar), Josh Rabinowitz (Broad City), Jeff Steinbrunner (Cleveland Comedy Fest), The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.



The Lost Tomb (Part of Shanghai Film Week), New York Film Academy – Battery Park, 1:30pm, Free. RSVP.

The Monkey King (Part of Shanghai Film Week), New York Film Academy – Battery Park, 4pm, Free. RSVP.




Around NYC Today (1/3) Comedians You Should Know, Bay Uno, French Classes


Free Mini French Classes, French Institute Alliance Francaise – UES, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Looking to learn French this winter? Join FIAF’s unique immersion method composed of 30-minute sample classes. Each session covers topics such as learning what to say at a speed dating session and asking for directions in a French-speaking city. Free. RSVP. 



Supplier, A Bunch of Dead People, Public Speaking, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Julia Battistin, Evan Glynn, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $5.

Oh, Oh, Ecstasy, Tica Douglas, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Huh, Night Powers, Belle-Skinner, Amy Klein, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Ninjoi, TheSecondSex, Ghost Piss, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Bay Uno, He Arrived By Helicopter, La Peche, Union Pool –Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Big Sur, Club Bonafide – East Midtown, 7:30pm, $10.

Lindsey Wilson, Madison Thibodeau, Allen Childs, Allison Rowan, Nate Hassan, Salzy Bar – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.



Aparna Nancherla, Rachel Pegram, Bowen Yang & Matt Rogers (SLUCK), Andrew Barbato, Gabe Gonzalez, Harris Mayersohn, Jenny Gorelick, Addie Weyrich, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $6 – $8.

The Mostly Fun Comedy Show w/ Hannah Boone, Daniel J Perafan, Isabel Hagen, Zane Golia, Ben Katzner, Michel Djme Francoeur, Albert Kirchner, Halyards – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP. 

A Very Hot and Bothered New Year w/ Laurel Cummings (Funny or Die), Krista Komondor (, Brian Grossi (New York Comedy Club), Lawrence DeLoach (Elite Daily), Teresa DeGaetano (Impractical Jokers), Sydnee Washington (The UnOffical Expert Podcast), Zilla Vodnas (Women of Comedy Festival) and a secret special guest, Black Cat – LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP. 

Comedians You Should Know w/ Michael Kosta (Daily Show), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Aparna Nancherla (Conan), Mehran Kaghani (Last Comic), Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege), The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5. 

The Fancy Show w/ Joe Pera (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Mehran Khaghani (Last Comic Standing), Nore Davis (Comedy Central), Ayanna Dookie (AXS TV), Jena Friedman (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Hosted by Will Miles (HBO’s Crashing), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP. 



Advance Screening: The Road Movie, Videology Bar and Cinema – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP. 



35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 9am – 5pm. Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. Free.

‘Volez Voguez Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, Until January 7, (Mon to Sat – 10 am to 8pm; Sun – 11am to 7pm), Free. RSVP.



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Around NYC Today (11/15) Judah Friedlander, Animal Collective, Canstruction


A View From the Bridge, Gerald W. Lynch Theater – Midtown, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

CUNY’s Communication and Theatre Arts Department presents a staging of Arthur Miller’s classic play. $5 – $10.

Dream State, W Loft – Brooklyn, 5pm – 9pm

Come hang out on rooftop in Williamsburg for an evening of music, art, and skyline views. There will be interactive art installations, a live DJ and free beer. Free. RSVP.

Reality Check Exhibition Opening, Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Midtown, 6pm – 8pm

Reality Check explores notions of perceived and shared reality through the lenses of artists who challenge preconceived perceptions of truth. Artists question what happens if one refuses to accept societal consensus and seek alternative viewpoints. Participating artists include Layo Bright, Yun Han Chang, Yongjae Kim, Rebecca Ou, Wong Kit Yi, and Hyangro Yoon. Free. RSVP.



Miss Representation, Lovinger Theatre – Bronx, 3:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Les Francais C’est les Autres, Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.




Odd Ones Out, Canary Swords, Nova Luz, Mel Rosa, Cale and the Gravity Well, Exit 18, Pianos – LES, 6pm, $8.

Tight Fright, Sugarlife, Butthole University, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $9.

Sic Tic, Ben Pagano and the Space Machine, Egg Peckers, Pinc Louds, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Grim Streaker, The Moms, Ellen and The Degenerates, Basement Beers, The Rizzos, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Cosmonaut, Petal Crush, The Sugar Busch, Josh Yavneh + The Culprits, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Mike Kolb, Lunch Cult, Yeah Baby, Debbie, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.

JOBS, Creative Healing, Tmboy, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10

Dolunay, Kane Mathis, Glas, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Sad Baxter, No Ice, The Sofas, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Yellow Days, Berlin – East Village, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Animal Collective (DJ set), Avey Tare and Geologist, Journey 2 The Light, Ben Steidel, Cedar Sound Workshop, Sonny Daze, Shawn Dub, Good Room – Brooklyn, 9pm, $7.



Terry Parrett, Joey Rinaldi, Frank Failla, Patrick Holcomb, Eli Trichon, Broadway Comedy Club – Midtown, 7pm, $10.

Kung Fu Comedy w/ Jared Freid (MTV’s Failosophy), Adrián Minkowicz (Gotham Comedy Live), Bryan Yang (one of BuzzFeed’s “Top 14 Comedians You Should Be Paying Attention To”), New York Comedy Club – Chelsea, 7pm, $10.

Left Breast Comedy, Hosted by Kim Dinaro and SallyAnn Hall, The Lantern – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Brantley Brice (Splitsider), Alex Broome (Broadway Comedy Club), Lauren Hope Krass (Charleston Comedy Festival), Chrissie Mayr (Comedy at Stonewall), Sydnee Washington (The Unofficial Expert), QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $8.

Mark Normand, Samuel Comroe, Erica Spera, LeClerc Andre, Marie Faustin, Drexler’s – East Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Joe Moses, Erik Bergstrom, Claudia Cogan, Victor Varnado – Part of New York Comedy Festival, Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show w/ Nathan Macintosh (Colbert), Mike Drucker (Bill Nye Saves the World), Ramy Youssef (Colbert), Sonia Denis (Comedy Central Comic to Watch), Tito Garza (Creek & Cave), Hosted by Rob Haze (Comedy Central), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know w/ Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Dave Landau (This Is Not Happening), Yedoye Travis (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Ester Steinberg (Just For Laughs), Blake Burkhart (CYSK), Lane Pieschel (Fancy Show), David Drake (Dave), Hosted by Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege), The Gutter – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.



Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm. Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. Free.

Grand Central Holiday Fair, Grand Central Terminal – Midtown, Until Dec. 24, 10am to 8pm.

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, David Zwirner – Chelsea, Until December 16, Tues. to Sat., Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm. Free.

Canstruction, Brookfield Place – Lower Manhattan, Until Nov. 14 – 10am to 8pm, Nov. 15 – 10am – 6pm, Free.

Learn Basic Sign Language, Poe Park – Bronx, 10:45am – 11:30am

Amsterdam Whitney’s November 2017 Exhibition, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery – Chelsea, Until Dec. 8, 11am – 5pm, Free, RSVP.

The Typing Machine: Participatory and Multimedia Exhibition, El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 – UES, Until Nov. 26, 6pm, Free, RSVP.


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Around NYC Today (10/25), Theater of War, Surf Rock is Dead, The Fancy Show


Armoire + Ministry of Supply Pop Up, 252 Elizabeth St. – Nolita, 5:30pm – 8pm

Check out two brands created at MIT – Armoire and Ministry of Supply. Free. RSVP.

Theater of War, New York Film Academy – Lower Manhattan, 7pm – 9pm

Theater of War is an interactive performance of scenes from ancient plays about the wounds caused by violence and war. Featuring actors Zach Grenier, Amy Ryan and New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams. Free. RSVP.

The Gods Are Not to Blame, The Shop Theater – Tisch School of the Arts, 7:30pm – 10pm

The Gods Are Not to Blame is a 1968 play and a 1971 novel by Ola Rotimi. It is an adaptation of the Greek classic Oedipus Rex, set in an indeterminate period of a Yoruba kingdom. Directed by Karishma Bhagani. Free. RSVP (Waitlist slots still available).

One Acts: Inmates Running the Asylum and Stranded, Atlantic Theater Company Studio A, 8pm – 10pm

Atlantic Acting School & NYU Tisch presents Inmates Running the Asylum and Stranded. Directed by Tom Costello, Kyra Jackson and Allison Karman. Free. RSVP.

No Feelings Presents: The Haunting, QED – Queens, 9pm – 10:30pm

No Feelings Presents transforms QED into a live, interactive, walkthrough haunted house. So step inside and you might find yourself confronted by a ghost, a vampire or perhaps even a standup comic. $10.



Hotel Transylvania 2, St. Mary’s Park – Bronx, 6:30pm, Free.



The New Tarot, Janna Pelle, Boy Band, Eden Arielle, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Brutal Measures (Lydia Lunch and Weasel Walter), Joe Coleman, Michael Foster, Berlin – East Village, 7:30pm, $10.

Slight (Record Release), Bueno, Water From Your Eyes, Crosslegged, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Wild Pink, Field Trip, APHRA, drug bug, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

PUJOL, Pink Mexico, White Rope, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10 – $12.

Surf Rock is Dead, The Kickback, The Undercover Dream Lovers, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free.



Stupid, A Stupid Weekly Comedy Show feat. Ben Kronberg, Dave Lester Katie Hannigan, Hosted by Victor Varnado (Conan), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Joy of Comedy, Hosted by Jessica Stern (MTV, Wendy Williams), Krown Holdaz Palace – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show feat. Charlie Kasov (Big Break Comedy), Matteo Lane (Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Rebecca O’Neal (The U’s One Night Stand Up), Clark Jones (HBO’s Insecure), Liza Treyger (Louis CK’s Horace & Pete, Seth Myers), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know feat. Marina Franklin (Conan), Michael Kosta (Comedy Central), Tim Dillon (The Chris Gethard Show), Erica Spera (Bitches Brew), Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege), Hosted by David Drake (“Dave”), The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

The Best News: A Comedy Show feat. Teddy Smith, Greg Stone, Sydnee Washington, Melissa Diaz, Katharyn Henson, Starr Bar – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.



Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Women With Wings Art Exhibit, Maggie’s Garden, Friendship Garden – Sugar Hill, Every Monday until Oct. 31,  2pm – 4pm, Free.

Eating Bitterness Art Exhibit, 384 Broadway – Tribeca, Until Oct. 27, Tuesday to Friday 2pm – 8pm, Weekends 11am to 7pm, Free.

Self Storage Gallery Exhibition, Flux Factory – Queens, Until Oct. 27, 7pm, Free.

Gettin’ Wet with Miss Guy: The Photography of Guy Furrow, Art-on-A (East Village), Until Nov. 2, Free.

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